UN Cares in Mozambique trained PEP starter kit custodians

Published: 
5 September, 2012

Mozambique

During the induction training at UNAIDS Office

By Francisco Zita

Induction training for PEP starter kit custodians was organized by UN Cares in coordination and collaboration with WHO on 8 August with the aim to familiarize the custodians with the PEP starter kits, their role and UN Cares.

The course was opened by the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Topping, who stressed the importance of PEP starter kit custodians for the UN Cares Minimum Standards as a benefit to staff and their dependents. In her remarks, Ms. Topping mentioned that PEP in Mozambique is a service integrated in the Delivering as One reform, and therefore the Custodians do not only serve their individual agencies, but the entire UN family.

UNAIDS Country Coordinator, Mr. Raul De Melo Cabral, welcomed the participants to the UNAIDS Office that hosted this event, and also mentioned the importance of the training for the outreach of staff members and their dependents. The course had 18 participants, among which UN staff and medical personnel from ICOR Heart Institute. The course was facilitated by the Designated PEP Manager, Dr. Moha from WHO, with support from Francisco Zita, UN Cares Coordinator. Additionally, the Business Coalition to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria–facilitated some of the sessions that were part of the induction training.